Hello! Recently I had the chance to chat with Jed Doherty of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast. We covered my novel Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean, teens, love, and faith.
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Hello there! Though the official #authorlifemonth only has 28 post suggestions, I’m giving you a bonus post!
Since today is a leap day, last seen four years ago and not to be repeated for another four years, here’s a memory and a wish.
Memory, 2012: I was nearly a year into my job working for some amazing nuns, just starting the acquisitions process for Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean. A couple of months later, I went to a NESCBWI conference in Springfield, MA, and played around in the Dr. Seuss sculpture park.
Wish, 2020: Wow, does that feel like the darn future. Lots of personal hopes, as well as one political one. Writing wise, I hope the WIP I shared on Feb. 4 is published and selling well, along with some other book babies either due or in the works. The theme of those is this:
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I got this shirt a couple of years ago. I thought the message worked well for booths at Catholic events, as well as the color complimenting the cover of my book, Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean.
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Sorry, but as I don’t know how to protect an image file from being copied or reused without my permission, it seems a terrible idea to put my signature out publicly. I am not a crackpot.
But you can see my signature if you enter the giveaway and win one of the five available copies!
Linking up with Kelly and the rest!
Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean is a YA novel, and YA is my favorite genre to read, too. However, I do have some favorites outside of that genre.
Early Chapter Book:
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Pub-sib? My best guess is that I am to taut the laurels of a publication sibling–a book that has come out either through my publisher or a title that has debuted at the same time as my book, Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean. Well. I have both–TCfKGJ premiered alongside Martyred: The Story of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz by Susan Tan. In my head I jokingly called it the “sex and violence” releases, as these two upper teen books were the first to deal with more mature themes for older readers. Of course because Pauline is an amazing Catholic publisher, it means that topics like teenagers starting to understand Church teaching on the beauty of chastity, authentic love, and the theology of the body as it relates to human sexuality; or a young adult saint sacrificing himself so much for the faith are done very well, with a deft editorial hand and respect for the faith, as well as dignity of the readers.
My pub-date buddy (January 2014) and my book are just two members to an ever-growing family of books for kids and teens at Pauline Media. My favorite “pub-sibs” are actually the books of dear friends, two lovely women, Nicole Lataif (we even share the same editor!) and Carol Gordon Ekster, who write picture books. Do click the link to learn more about the great titles they produce.
Today through Monday, February 29, you have the chance to win my book, Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean! Five people will receive signed copies via this Goodreads giveaway. Enter now!
Here’s another item from my #30by30 Pinterest board, but this one done!
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From my #30by30 goals list on Pinterest:
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And now, a dedication to you, dear readers! FIVE SIGNED COPIES of Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean are my birthday present to you! No thanks necessary, just maybe a review? Enter below!
Though I first got the idea for Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean when people I knew were diagnosed with Celiac, the teachings of Saint John Paul II, specifically Love and Responsibility and Theology of the Body were my primary muses.
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